The head of UK operations for QPR's kit sponsor Errea has apologised to fans following the news that junior kits would not be available, citing a manufacturing issue as the reason.

The news was confirmed yesterday that young hoops would have to wait 15-20 days to get their hands on the new 2017-18 kit, which went on sale at the QPR Superstore this morning.

Speaking at the launch of the new shirt, Errea head of UK operations, Tim Barnard said: "We can only apologise to the supporters of the club.

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"It was purely a manufacturing issue with the junior shirts, which actually affected another club as well. We have to be confident that the shirts being put in front of the fans is acceptable,so that's why we made the decision we did.

"By some way of consolation, we are accepting orders for the shirt and we'll be including a junior supporters QPR gym sack (on orders placed before August 15), but we can only apologise."

The overall response to the new kit design has been resoundingly positive, with many admiring the classic style across all three shirts, and Barnard confirmed this is exactly the look they were going for.

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He said: "We've worked in line with what the club wanted have wanted to do which was more of a stripped back retro feel, and so far i think the reaction has been very good.

"We're just hoping we can deliver what the fans want. We hope that the club can have a few good years on the pitch, because that helps everybody.

"We're confident it's going to be a success. Over the next couple of days we'll look over the figures but we're confident that everything will be alright and everything will be ready for the first game."